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NFL Capsule: Steelers at Cowboys

NFL Capsule: Steelers at Cowboys

PITTSBURGH (7-6) At DALLAS (7-6)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Pittsburgh by 1

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Pittsburgh 6-7; Dallas 5-8

SERIES RECORD - Tied 15-15

PRO32 RANKING - Steelers No. 13; Cowboys No. 14

LAST MEETING - Steelers beat Cowboys 20-13, Dec. 7, 2008

LAST WEEK - Steelers lost to Chargers 34-24; Cowboys beat Bengals 20-19

STEELERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (25), PASS (11)

STEELERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (5), PASS (1)

COWBOYS OFFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (31), PASS (3)

COWBOYS DEFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (16), PASS (8)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Steelers and Cowboys faced each other in three Super Bowls, Pittsburgh winning two. ... Of 30 games in series, 16 have been decided by seven points or less. ... Pittsburgh has won 29 of last 35 regular-season games against NFC teams. ... Steelers playing at Cowboys Stadium for second time even though this is their first regular-season game at Dallas since 2004, when Cowboys still called Texas Stadium home. Pittsburgh lost to Green Bay in Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium two seasons ago. ... Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger 2-0 against Cowboys, with road win as rookie in 2004 and at home in 2008. He had thrown for 397 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in those games, but has been sacked eight times. ... Steelers coach Mike Tomlin 62-31 in regular-season games. ... WR Dez Bryant has TD catches in five consecutive games (seven TDs overall). ... Cowboys 35-40 vs. AFC North teams. ... Tony Romo only 238 yards passing from reaching 25,000 for career; he is 72 shy of fourth 4,000-yard season.

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VCU loses fourth consecutive game to St. Louis

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VCU loses fourth consecutive game to St. Louis

ST. LOUIS -- Javonte Perkins had 25 points as Saint Louis topped VCU 80-62 on Friday night.

Hasahn French had 18 points for Saint Louis (19-8, 8-6 Atlantic 10 Conference). Terrence Hargrove Jr. added 11 points. Jordan Goodwin had 10 points.

Marcus Santos-Silva had 11 points for the Rams (17-10, 7-7), who have now lost four consecutive games. De'Riante Jenkins added 10 points.

Saint Louis plays Saint Joseph's at home on Wednesday. VCU faces UMass on the road on Wednesday.

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Tristan Thompson calls Bradley Beal one of the best shooting guards in the league

Tristan Thompson calls Bradley Beal one of the best shooting guards in the league

Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson spoke with reporters after the team's victory over the Wizards Friday night, praising Bradley Beal, who was snubbed from All-Star consideration this season despite averaging nearly 30 points-per-game.

The Cavaliers held the Wizards to just 21 points in the fourth quarter, and Thompson said their main focus was neutralizing Beal.

"The Wizards are really good offensively when they are making their runs," Thompson said postgame. "Bradley Beal is an All-Star in our league. One of the top-three two-guards in our league right now, so we were just trying to make it tough for him."

Beal finished the night with 26 points, but struggled from the floor. Beal shot 9-for-28 from the floor and the Cavaliers' stingy defense was clearly a factor.

Beal and the Wizards will have a chance to get back on track on Sunday night at Capital One Arena when they host the Chicago Bulls for the final time this season.

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